As part of the requirements of achieving the Eagle Scout rank as a member of the Boy Scouts of America, a Scout must plan and carry out a service project for their community.
The Eagle Scout Project of John Peterson, Boy Scout Troop 13, New Bern, was to raise needed funding, recruit volunteers, and build and install planting beds for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC (CENC)’s New Bern Branch community garden.
The planting beds are built to withstand localized flooding and increase the capacity of the garden. The community garden is an on-going project of local volunteer master gardeners, with the garden producing 7,000 pounds of fresh produce each year for food-insecure families.
Submitted by: George Young, Eastern Regional Director, Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina